Professor Kevin Carson

/ Prof Kevin Carson

Professor Carson graduated from Queen Elizabeth College, University of London in 1980 with an Honours Degree in Microbiology. He then went on to study medicine at the Medical College of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital University of London, graduating in 1985 with the MBBS Degree. He obtained his Fellowship in Anaesthesia (FFARCSI) in November 1991 followed by a Fellowship in Pain Medicine (FFPMCAI) in November 2008, a Fellowship of the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FJFICMI) in November 2009 and a Fellowshop in Sports and Exercise Medicine (FFSEM) in 2017. He was awarded a Fellowship from the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia (FAMM) in 2016. He is a Clinical Professor in UCD School of Medicine.

Professor Carson was appointed Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia, Loma Linda University, California, USA and Attending Physician in the Department of Anesthesiology, Loma Linda University and Medical Centre in 1995. He returned to Ireland to take up a Consultant post in anaesthesia in the Children’s University Hospital, Temple St. and Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (National Centre for Cardiothoracic Surgery and National Spinal Injuries Unit) and UCD in August 1996.

From 2002 to 2011 he was Director and Chair of the Department of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine. In 2014 he was appointed to a full time role as Consultant Paediatric Intensivist and was Clinical Director of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit from 2008 to 2017 in the Children’s University Hospital, Temple St. He was the Lead Clinician in Paediatric Chronic Pain Management from 2006 to 2016. He was also Medical Officer to the Special Operations Unit in the Irish Defence Forces. He continues to practice paediatric and cardiac anaesthesia.

Prof Carson was elected to the Council of the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland in May 2006 and since that time he has held the post of Chair of the Examinations Committee, Chair of the International Committee, Chair of the Advisory Committee of the National Clinical Programme of Anaesthesia and Vice President of the College. He was also a member of the Trauma Committee of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the HSE Procurement and Advisory Committee for National Paediatric Neurosurgery Services. Prof Kevin Carson was elected President of the College of Anaesthetists in May 2015 and currently sits on the Executive of the Forum of Irish Postgraduate Medical Training Bodies and the HSE national Consultants Application Advisory Committee.

Prof Carson has particular interest in paediatric intensive care as well as adolescent cardiac anaesthesia and anaesthesia for electrophysiology studies and cardiac ablation in paediatric patients and anaesthesia for neonates.